A state district judge on Monday ruled the New Mexico Department of Health has been overstepping the Legislature’s intentions for the Medical Cannabis Program by limiting who can receive patient cards.

The ruling comes in a complaint filed by New Mexico Top Organics-Ultra Health, the state’s largest medical cannabis producer. First District Judge Matthew Wilson heard arguments April 28 in the case, in which Ultra Health contended more than 5,000 people, most from out of state, were being wrongly denied access to medical cannabis.

“The department prevents enrollment if they present identification and authorization from different jurisdictions,” state Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque,…



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